Aleksandar Jankovic was named the new head coach at Belgian premier club Standard De Liège, home to Cranes’ midfielder Farouk Miya.

Jankovic, a cousin to Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic was born in Belgrade on the 6th of May 1972.

The 44 year old replaced the sacked Yannick Ferrera.

Ferrera’s year in charge of Standard came to an end on Tuesday morning, the 35-year-old paying the price for a poor start to the season that saw them win just one of five matches and slip to 11th place in the Belgian Pro League.

A statement on Standard’s official website noted;

Standard Liege would like to welcome Aleksandar Jankovic and wishes him the best at the head of the team

As a former midfielder, Jankovic played at Red Star Belgrado between 1980 and 1990 before he started his professional career.

In 2000 he became the assistant coach (at Red Star Belgrado, Levski Sofia, Metalurg Donetsk, KSC Lokeren and Lokomotiv Moscou).

Later in 2007 he became head coach (at Red Star Belgrado, KSC Lokeren, Serbia U21 and KV Mechelen).

Jankovic had resigned from KV Mechelen a few months ago.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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